Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another RPG bundle offer - Dark Places & Demogorgons

Posting a lot later than usual because my street just had a seven-hour power cut, which was VERY annoying and meant I couldn't get much done. This is a game I don't know at all, and I'm really not going to research it properly at 2 AM, for which many apologies.

Dark Places and Demogorgons roleplaying game rulebook coverThis all-new Dark Places & Demogorgons Bundle presents Dark Places & Demogorgons, the 2017 RPG of 1980s monster-of-the-week weirdness a la The Goonies, E.T., Weird Science, and Buffy. Amid sinister events in tiny Jeffersontown, Kentucky, your intrepid teen investigators -- nerds, jocks, geeks, goths, punks, hoods, and the occasional teen wolf -- face supernatural perils, meddlesome adults, clueless cops, and the horrifying ordeals of adolescence. YouTuber Ivan Podgwaite (IvanMike1968) calls Dark Places & Demogorgons "an unholy mixture of The Breakfast Club and Scooby-Doo."

Designed by Eric Bloat of the memorably named Bloat Games, Demogorgons uses the Survive This! rules system, a fast-playing fusion of Old School Revival spirit with modern rules inspired by D&D Fifth Edition. This past April, Eric Kickstarted a 1990s Grunge-era spiritual sequel to Dark Places, We Die Young.

This bargain-priced offer presents most of the DP&D game line along with its companion Survive RPG of street-level superheroes, Vigilante City. We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief gets protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.

Dark Places and Demogorgons U-F-O Investigators HandbookThe total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$104.50. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all seven titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $47) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Dark Places & Demogorgons core rulebook (retail price $10), along with the Player Options & GM Guide (retail $5) and GM Screen Inserts (retail $2); the Vigilante City Core Rules (retail $10) plus its Print and Play Standees miniatures (retail $5); the Vigilante City Villain Guide (retail $10); and the Demogorgons supplement Martial Arts Mayhem (retail $5).

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $19.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with nine more titles worth an additional $57.50, including the modern-day OSR bestiary Dark Places Cryptid Manual (retail $5); two Dark Places setting guides, Santa Muerte (retail price $10) and Jeffersontown (retail $5); four monster sourcebooks (total retail $17.50) -- Vampire Sourcebook, Werewolf Sourcebook, UFO Investigator's Handbook, and Ghost Hunter's Handbook -- and two Vigilante City supplements: Superhero Team-Up (retail $10) and Into the Sewers (retail $10).

I have no idea whether to recommend this or not, and right now I'm too tired to try to evaluate it. There are other games that cover a lot of the same ground, so you might want to check if you already own something similar, if not it may be worth a look.

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